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Initial post: Apr 18, 2012 1:51:47 AM PDT
Tom Tiding says:
This place has been infested with readers who want to "discuss" "books" that are available on the Kindle. And I, for one, am tired of their sense of entitlement and single-minded focus on "reading".

Frankly, it makes me physically ill, as opposed to mentally ill. It's becoming harder and harder to find any space (other than all of the MOA) for me to post lengthy excerpts from my book that are unlikely to convince anyone of my genius.

I feel like this situation is intolerable, rather like when the Church persecuted Galileo for saying that the Earth was round.

I'm really hoping to see changes around here so that we can have longer threads that no one reads, coupled with a greater focus on the family, because that's what really matters.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 3:47:25 AM PDT
I get depressed too, about this unhealthy fascination with a Kindle, whatever one of those is.

I write my stuff longhand, with a quill and indelible ink. I try to write a personalised book for each customer in my own hand, but they are so large that it's hard getting all those sheets into the USB port.

What are Amazon doing about that?

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 3:59:16 AM PDT
Nice one Will! For my part, I'm wondering why Tom would actually wish to publish 'long excerpts from his book which are unlikely to convince anyone of his genius' I would wish the opposite. Also I tend to write using blood rather than ink, a strategy which has involved several trips to the local hiospital on those times which inspiration has been greatly abundant.

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Tom Tiding says:
>Hmm.. Have you tried over on the Kindle Authors forum?

There are far too many readers there as well demanding quality writing and above-third-grade-level editing. I'm not sure I'd fit in.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 5:39:39 AM PDT
Shut up and get me a wax tablet and a stylus made from a reed. I'm trying to write the Great Chaldean Novel. I sold my family into slavery so I could get some peace and quiet around here.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 5:42:45 AM PDT
Imdette says:
I was in the process of absorbing my daily dose of mentally transmitted data, when I sensed this line of conversation. Reading?! Paper?! COMPUTERS???? I can't believe you people are still using these archaic, tactile means of processing thoughts and ideas??!! What year is this?? Fortunately, I was still able to mentally manipulate my neighbors "keyboard" to "post" (?) my response. In the future, I will continue expressing my views in the normal, sanctioned method--nasal to brain communication. All of which can be sensed in my latest book, " ". Thank you.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 5:48:37 AM PDT
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Tom Tiding says:
I encourage everyone to read Imdette's seminal work " ".

Here's a bit of a teaser: " . "

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K. Rowley says:
"Here's a bit of a teaser: " . ""

Isn't that the point?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2012 6:29:37 AM PDT
hilarious

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Posted on Apr 18, 2012 7:03:57 AM PDT
'Snot real.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 7:11:05 AM PDT
Tom Tiding says:
I just wanted to say that I feel superior, in ways that are subtle yet still deeply meaningful, to anyone who has downvoted this thread.

Thanks for that.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2012 7:16:13 AM PDT
How dare you demean the right of the humourless to sneer at those who are merely frivolous?

Hand back your medals, sir!

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 7:25:08 AM PDT
Imdette says:
Tom, I sensed your subtle yet deeply meaningful superiority and salute you. We must humor the humorless for they have no humor. And those without humor are, alas humorless...Shakespeare (or somebody).

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 7:30:05 AM PDT
Tom Tiding says:
All I wanted was to put the emphasis back on values that we all share--like family, and children especially.

It seems that some disagree.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 7:39:07 AM PDT
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Tom Tiding says:
>Hand back your medals, sir!

Medals no longer have allure for me. Not since they awarded the Pulitzer for Fiction via a Twitter contest.

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